'File 39/24 Seabed concession, Qatar' [11r] (21/104)
The record is made up of 1 file (50 folios). It was created in 23 Dec 1947-17 Dec 1950. It was written in English and Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.
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GOVERNMENT OF BAHRAIN.
So , I03Z-^r/S’F. of 1369
Office of the Adviser to
the Grovernment, Bahrain
Dated, 25th R/Thani 1369
February 14, 1950
C* Dalrymple Belgrave, Esquire, C.B.E*,
Adviser to the Government of Bahrain,
His Britannic Majesty’s Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. ,
I have the honour to inform you that His Highness
has heard that an arbitration court is sitting at Doha
to consider the claims of two oil companies to the seas
around (^atar. His Highness wishes the court to be
informed that he claims the ownership of the sea which
lies between Bahrain and the coast of Q,atar which is
opposite to Bahrain, His Highness fears that the court
may come to some decision which will affect the sea
which he claims. His Highness desires me to remind you
that he has at no time agreed to the boundary of his
domain being restricted by the line which was shown on
the map which was enclosed in your letter no. c/1226
dated - 23rd December 1947, ^ 5**^^
I have the honour to be,
Adviser to the Government.
BAKR *. ’
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The file contains correspondence, mostly in English and Arabic, between the Ruler of Qatar, Shaikh ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī (from August 1949 Shaikh ‘Alī bin ‘Abdullāh Āl Thānī); the Ruler of Bahrain, Shaikh Salmān bin Ḥamad Āl Khalīfah; the Adviser to the Government of Bahrain and the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Bahrain; regarding the jurisdiction over the seabed adjacent to the coastline, for the purpose of oil drilling offshore. The papers include a dispute between the Ruler of Qatar and Petroleum Development Qatar Ltd on the interpretation of the oil concession with regard to the Qatar coastal waters and Decision of Arbitrators (folios 13-19).
The file also contains correspondence with the Ruler of Qatar and Superior Oil Company, concerning the Company’s request for permission to drill in the shoals represented on folio 41, and considering claims of the Ruler of Bahrain over the same shoals.
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Foliation: the main foliation sequence commences at the front cover with 1 and terminates at the back cover with 52; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. An additional incomplete foliation sequence is also present in parallel between ff 2-51; these numbers are written in a combination of pencil and ink, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence.
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